Politics Section

Learn ‘Political Incivility & Polarization in America’ at Burien Library April 19

Learn ‘Political Incivility & Polarization in America’ at Burien Library April 19

Does political incivility threaten American democracy? Is there a correlation between political incivility and productivity? Dr. Cornell Clayton of Washington State University will lead a lively discussion,... [Read more]

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

PODCAST: SeaTac City Manager on leave; Burien parking law upsets some…

Here’s episode #45 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Burien’s parking and how it’s paid for dominates marathon City Council session

Burien’s parking and how it’s paid for dominates marathon City Council session

by Jack Mayne A study of downtown parking says the city has plenty of it – and is nowhere near the woes of such places in Seattle as Ballard and Capitol Hill – but still it’s a hot button issue for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Photographer rallies with Bernie Sanders at Safeco Field

PHOTOS: Local Photographer rallies with Bernie Sanders at Safeco Field

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday, March 25, and local Photographer Daniel Poiree was there, along with around 15,000 other supporters. “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

PHOTOS: Democracy in action at Burien caucuses

Burien residents were out in force at the Democratic Caucuses Saturday morning (March 26), and here are some pics. First, at Seahurst Elementary, Maureen Hoffmann took these photos (click images to... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School. West served... [Read more]

Junk cars, sexual assault awareness & subdivision approval at Council meeting

Junk cars, sexual assault awareness & subdivision approval at Council meeting

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council handled a number of routine items in a generally calm and quiet meeting that lasted less than two hours on Monday, March 21. The Council voted to put on their April... [Read more]

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground broken on $19.4 million learning center at Puget Sound Skills Center

Ground was broken for a new state-of-the-art learning center at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center on March 18. Principal Todd Moorhead, Rep. Tina Orwall, Sen. Karen Keiser, and Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Prioritizes Facility Concerns

The Highline Public Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) prioritized a list of facility concerns during a meeting on March 9. During the meeting, committee members reviewed two lists... [Read more]

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

UPDATE: Democratic Presidential Caucus will be Saturday, March 26

From resident Rebecca Dare comes this update: Hi, Neighbors. The Democratic Presidential Caucus will convene at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning March 26, to vote for Presidential candidates, accept resolutions... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

Groundbreaking for new Puget Sound Skills Center building will be March 18

On Friday, March 18, officials and local dignitaries will break ground on a new state-of-the-art learning center at the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC), and all are invited. Following the groundbreaking,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Steve Roemer at the dedication of a new playground at Dottie Harper Park in July, 2015. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The City of Burien announced Friday (March 11) that Steve Roemer has been appointed as its... [Read more]

Burien City Council considers establishing a youth ‘service club’

Burien City Council considers establishing a youth ‘service club’

by Jack Mayne During the past few weeks, Burien City Councilmembers have expressed interest in developing a Youth Council to ensure “the youth in our community have a mechanism to be heard and express... [Read more]

13-year old Cassidy Huff named City of Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ Monday

13-year old Cassidy Huff named City of Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ Monday

The Burien City Council announced the recipient of its 2016 “Citizen of the Year” at Monday night’s meeting, and 13-year old Cassidy Huff was unanimously chosen by a 7-0 vote. As many of our Readers... [Read more]

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

PODCAST: Identity thief sentenced; Jack Mayne Commentary, more…

Here’s episode #41 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse shows construction progress of new Merrill Gardens project

VIDEO: Time lapse shows construction progress of new Merrill Gardens project

The City of Burien released the following time lapse video, which shows the construction progress of the new Merrill Gardens project over six months: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]

Open Houses on Sustainable Airport Master Plan will be March 16, 21 & 24

Open Houses on Sustainable Airport Master Plan will be March 16, 21 & 24

The Port of Seattle will be holding its next series of community informational Open Houses on the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), the long-term blueprint for future development of Sea-Tac Airport,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

City of Burien opening Downtown Mobility Storefront Studio Wednesday

The City of Burien is preparing a Downtown Mobility Plan, and are opening a Storefront Studio this Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25. The Plan will focus on how you get to Downtown Burien and... [Read more]